Thursday, April 29, 2010
From The Schenectady Gazette
Thursday, June 10, 1971
Palmist Makes Hit At Zsa Zsa's Party
by Vernon Scott
Hollywood (UPI) - Zsa Zsa Gabor gave a small party the other night which was different from most such intimate dinners in that a motion picture wasn't shown after dessert and brandy.
The trick of the successful hostess is no longer assembling a guest list, or finding a film to keep people awake. Conversation won't do it, because how many times can Anthony Quinn, Kirk Douglas, Steve Allen, Johnathan Winters, Jack Carter et al exchange amenities? Parlor games and card tricks are out. Orgies were never really in. Viands, comestibles and potables vary only so much - though Zsa Zsa's hungarian dishes rate four stars. Most Hollywoodians are on diets anyway.
The answer is the occult, the psychic and astrology. Show folk are notoriously superstitious and dote on mystics, gurus, seers, fortune tellers and others of the ilk. "Dollink," Zsa Zsa told her guests, "you must meet Sidney. He is the best palm reader in the world." The term "palm reader" was electrifying. Had Zsa Zsa announced she was screening "The Last Supper" with the original cast her guests could not have reacted more favorably. The party was an immediate success. Palm reader Sidney Rushakoff, who claims to be part gypsy, is either one of the most amazing palm readers or psychics in the western hemisphere or a walking research computer. He recounted long forgotten personal secrets and facts about the guests. He told them what vitamins they should take and what the future boded.
"He's very accurate," Zsa Zsa assured everyone. Rushakoff said he received electric vibrations from Tony Quinn's powerful hands. The big actor appeared skeptical but listened intently to the palm readers predictions.